During the second half, the Cavs scored 70 points. They made 12 3-pointers. They didn't commit a single turnover, forcing the Pacers to have to execute in the halfcourt repeatedly.
Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Frye and Kyrie Irving each added 13 points. Kyle Korver chipped in with 12 off the bench.
Irving, who struggled with his shot all night, going 4-of-17 from the field and and 1-of-6 from beyond the arc, only played around eight minutes in the second half, as Lue opted to ride his bench. Love also sat out the final quarter as James, Korver, Frye, Deron Williams and Iman Shumpert played most of the period, with Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith rotating in.
At the 7:26 mark of the second quarter, James made a fading jumper while getting fouled by George. The basket was another slice of history, moving James into third place on the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list, passing Kobe Bryant (5,640). Next up for James is Michael Jordan (5,987) and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar (5,762).
James also extended his streak of winning at least one road playoff game in 27 straight series, a mark that dates back to the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals. His teams have won 20 consecutive first-round contests, tying the longest such streak since 1983-84.
The Pacers were led by George. He scored 36 points on 10-of-28 from the field. Jeff Teague added 15 points.
The Pacers were 38-of-95 shooting as team, including 16-of-41 from beyond the arc.
The Cavs have a chance to sweep the series on Sunday afternoon.
Let's get ready to Rumble in the Jungle when the bells will Jingle to start the Bungle!